IME ICC2 Working groups
Working Group 1A-1B – Personal Names
Harmonisation in order to create a common authority file (can be "virtual," i. e., linked records for the same entity)
Identification of different entities – how are pseudonyms and other names for one or more entities handled? How are fictional characters, deities, cartoon characters, imaginary characters, etc. treated?
Differentiation of names
What to do when it is not possible to differentiate? What are the Latin American practices regarding structure of names? What are the consequences of using undifferentiated names for the international sharing of records? Other topics?
Report of discussion issues:1A – 1B
Working Group 2 – Corporate Bodies
Harmonisation of entities and a list of minimal practical proposals for corporate identity
How do current rules recognise when a corporate body changes/when to make a new authority record for the body? What links are made for earlier/later names of the corporate body? Other topics?
Working Group 3 – Seriality
Agreement on standards and identification of where the rules do not agree with ISBD(CR) for what changes constitute a new work/expression to justify a new record
Are current codes in alignment with ISBD(CR) and if not, how do they differ and why? Can they be brought together? Other topics?
Working Group 4 – Multivolume/Multipart Structures (composites versus aggregates)
Optimise bibliographic sharing and fulfill the principle of identifying all works
In light of FRBR's "composites and aggregates" and the current focus in the draft "Statement of International Cataloguing Principles" on bibliographic records being for manifestations, is there an approach we would recommend for treating manifestations that appear in multiple parts (volumes, components) where there are individual works within works. Some of the current methods in current codes are the use of contents notes, author/title added entries, and analytical records to identify individual works/expressions contained in a manifestation. How do these methods differ and why and can they be harmonized? Other topics?
Working Group 5 – Uniform Titles
Harmonization of practice and proposals for new approach to uniform titles used for collocation at the level of form of expression and/or physical format. Provide a more rational approach to the use of GMDs (General Material Designators) to convey the mode of expression and/or physical format
Is there agreement on when to make a uniform title and its collocating purpose? Is there consistency on its structure? Is some of the information now conveyed in the GMD more properly part of a uniform title for the work/expression and others more properly part of the physical description area (ISBD area 5)? GMDs are now a mix of terms for mode of expression and format of the manifestation. Can we clarify the purpose of the GMD and offer suggestions of where such information properly belongs in a bibliographic record?